Martin, Brian and Carson, Lyn, 2005, Getting over post-election Blues, Australian Review of Public Affairs, 2005 (14 February), 1-3.
For many, it was a one-two punch: the October 2004 re-election of the Howard government in Australia followed a month later by the re-election of George W. Bush. Many expressed disappointment and demoralisation. US liberal magazine The Nation conveyed this feeling on the cover of its post-election issue with a picture of a cloudy night sky and the words ‘four more years’. Meanwhile, commentators have written endless post-mortems and recommendations for ‘next time’